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Posted: 11 Aug 04, 11:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I apologise for the language but I am quoting Brian May. He is angry - why this time? Here is the offense : there is a Pringles commercial using a song called "I want It All" but it's not Queen's song "we all know and love", Brian will not get the money this time. Of course, something has to happen and so he came up with the idea to sue the people for stealing "his lyrics"
"I want it all
And I want it now
As a matter of fact you'd better step back
Cos I'm here to take everything"

It's crystal clear that words like: "I want It All, I want It Now" are property of Brian May forever and ever. They are about as original as

"Expert textpert choking smokers,
Don’t you think the joker laughs at you?"
Everybody must see this.

I recommend to sue a German songwriter who wrote a song "Ich will alles und zwar jetzt" in the 80s.

How about suing Jefferson Airplane for their song "Somebody To Love" ? They even had a line "you better find somebody to love" which is almost an exact copy of Queen's song line "find me somebody to love" - Sure, the Jefferson Airplane song was already in the 60s but there must be a way to claim ownership.

Let's not forget Led Zeppelin. Look at their song "Thank You":

"When mountains crumble to the sea, there will still be you and me."
Doesn't that sound familiar? Okay, it was already in the 70s and Innuendo in the 90s but who would argue that this song line belongs to the much loved and known Queen song. Who had ever heard of Led Zeppelin before the Freddie Tribute, anyway?

Go for it, Brian. We fans support you! Don't let them steal your immortal words. To use for a chip commercial!! Imagine how much money you could have made if they had chosen your song! I want It All and I want To Break Free From the sausage commercial that uses Crazy Little Thing Called Love. You are the champions, even Viagra users know that!



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Posted: 11 Aug 04, 11:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You`re right, it`s like saying Roger waters should sue Brian for `Show Must Go On` and `Empty Spaces`. Also, Beatles lyrics coincidences or "paraphrases" in Queen songs are several, from the top off my head:

- "somebody to love" - With A Little Help From My Friends

- Play The Game: "it`s so easy when you know the rules", All You Need Is Love "you can learn how to play the game, it`s easy"

- Sheer Heart Attack "she was just seventeen ... you know what I mean" - I Saw Her Standing There. One of Grease central pieces also has that line.

- "Oh I need your loving" is done with the same words and melody in Eight Days A Week, and in Need Your Loving Tonight


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Posted: 11 Aug 04, 11:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He also has got to sue Robbie Williams for Let Me Entertain You.
He had to give that song an other name.

Robbie had to ask Brians permission

Brian had to put his energy in Queen for bringing out some new stuff. Or old not released stuff.

by the way......LOL.


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Posted: 11 Aug 04, 11:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian should than remember one thing...
..."take another little piece of my heart"....
Pathetic...

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Posted: 11 Aug 04, 11:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Good post YV.

You know I have a great respect for Brian and the guys - but I sometimes wonder if they live in the same planet as the rest of us - or if their own self importance has puffed up an arrogant pride.

I actually heard these very same words from a spoilt three year old child, who basically took a tantrum at the sweet counter. Perhaps he should sue her juvenille ass too?

At the end of the day Brian - you are a song writer. You do not save lives (like a surgeon). You do not eleviate pain (like a doctor or a nurse).

You do not develop young minds (like a teacher) or keep society safe (like the police or a soldier). You do not work shifts, and can sleep very safely in your bed at night.

In fact you do not empty bins, drive a bus, sweep the streets or tribute to society in any meaningful way.

You are a very highly paid court jester, with no useful function whatsoever.

This is not Brian knocking - but "I want it all" is not a copyrighted phrase - and I hope to god that we never reach a point where a precident is set that just because it is used by a poet, story-teller or lyricist, that the rest of society is deprived of such language.

I do not know if this post is "True", it is just a "Rumour" and "I confess" "I heard it through the grapevine", but, according to "My Friend Stan" the phrase "I want it all" was in "Vogue" "Yesterday" so to YV "Congratulations".



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Posted: 11 Aug 04, 11:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think Brian did that as JOKE!!!!!!!!


A Joke, Do you know what that is? A little tongue in cheek??

You guys are pathetic, so quick to jump on Brian over something pretty funny!!!


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Posted: 11 Aug 04, 11:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Is it a joke? Who knows...
On August 8th there was the following article on Brianmay.com

"There has recenlty been a Pringles ad, using a song called 'I Wand It All' by a band call Ateed, but it's not the Queen track we all know and love, but uses familiar words.

"I want it all
And I want it now
As a matter of fact you'd better step back
Cos I'm here to take everything"

You can listen to part of the song on http://www.ateed.com/ .... it cuts off near the end of the 2nd chorus. It's the first track on the album that's advertised there.

Opinions, please? Do you think that using the same words falls into the same category as sampling? E-MAIL"

The email address was not Jen's it was Brian's.

I am not allowed to quote Brian's answer to the one selected email - that would be a breach of copy right and I cannot afford to be sued by him - but you can visit the website and make up your own mind.

The sheer idea makes me laugh - I can think of less self- discrediting jokes, really.






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Posted: 11 Aug 04, 12:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lets simply say that I HOPE it was a joke. If not, then Bri has some 'splainin to do...


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Posted: 11 Aug 04, 12:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hopefully, it's a joke, but you wouldn't immediately think that from reading his comments. I don't think Brian's doing too well with the concept of displaying emotion over the Internet. He's said it before, around the time of the not wanting to be bothered by fans, that it wasn't meant to be offensive, but you can't really tell that just from reading what his tone was meant to be.


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Posted: 11 Aug 04, 12:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A joke. No doubt.

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Posted: 11 Aug 04, 12:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I read May's comment earlier today and couldn't believe my eyes. I thought at least that the melody was similar, but I assume you listened to it and the "problem" are only the lyrics?
If it's a joke, well, strange humour. Is WWRY, that is so funny, according to Brian, full of similar great jokes?
I get more and more the impression that he really is becoming senile. How embarrassing that a person in his position can't controle his childish statements but has to publish them.


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Posted: 11 Aug 04, 12:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Solid proof that you're all Brian bashers. Makes me feel sad cause it doesn't sound like anyone bothered to read his reply...

"Thanks for your messages on the version of "I Want It All" thing currently advertising Pringles on TV.

Yes, I think we'll sue their ass!!! It seems pretty incredible that whoever claims to have "written" this wouldn't have heard the original Queen song. IT was a huge hit in their country.

Yep. Sue their asses!!

Then we'll look at the "stomps and claps" on the Tipsy single. Right ? ! Watch out people !!

Love bri"

Talk about a blatant joke!! Pim does the same thing everyday and we get it. How could you miss Brian's same joking around?

Pathetic topic. Now I know it's really about Brian bashing. :( I expected more from you guys. I really did.

Peace,
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Posted: 11 Aug 04, 12:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Adam Baboolal wrote:


Pathetic topic. Now I know it's really about Brian bashing. :( I expected more from you guys. I really did.


LOL! I agree.

On the other hand... people really DO react to every single little thing that Brian says. If he is merely a "highly-paid court jester", he is a jester damn well-listened.


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Posted: 11 Aug 04, 14:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

just listened to some snippets of that album. I really like I Want It All. I think Brian gave this band/singer some free advertisement for their album and I would like to know how many hits that site has got, since Brian mentioned it.
I just read Brian's comment about this and I really believe it's just a joke. Of course he isn't serious about this!


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Posted: 11 Aug 04, 15:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just went to Brian's Soapbox and read about this - he definitely meant that as a joke!!! :-)


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Posted: 11 Aug 04, 15:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think it was a joke. Atleast I laughed when I read it early this morning... :P


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Posted: 11 Aug 04, 18:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No im sorry, but barb is totally right on this one. Brian is quickly getting on my nerves and losing my respect fast. This is yet another topic on his 'fan site' which is just encouraging negativity on something that basically has no point. are you guys agreeing with him, because if so, id have to prepare to laugh so hard. lots of people on his site are becoming brian stepfords, agreeing with everything he says, just because hes brian may. sure, i love the guy and his work, but notes from him about 'webs sites that steal his burgundy coloured web layout' etc are going too far!!!!! i liked him being 'eco' brian- no smoking in public areas, no hurting dolphins. thats the one i like!


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Posted: 11 Aug 04, 18:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't think the attack on that website was justified, but I think this recent 'Sue their asses!' thing was a joke, especially with the part about the Tipsy single at the end.


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Posted: 11 Aug 04, 18:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

problem is these days brians posts can be so i dunno, odd and unfounded that some of us cant tell if hes serious or not :s


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Posted: 11 Aug 04, 18:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian was just kidding...he was being sarcastic.

If he didn't sue Vanilla Ice, he won't sue these guys.


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